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28th Legislature(2013-2014)

Bill Text 28th Legislature


00 Enrolled SB 190                                                                                                         
01 Permitting certain persons who are not licensed by the Big Game Commercial Services Board                               
02 to provide or assist in providing certain guide services.                                                               
03                           _______________                                                                               
04    * Section 1. AS 08.54 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                  
05            Sec. 08.54.635. Guide services provided by unlicensed persons. (a) A                                       
06       registered guide-outfitter who contracts to guide a big game hunt may, under                                      
07       regulations adopted by the board, delegate to a person not licensed under this chapter                            
08       the services of                                                                                                   
09                 (1)  packing, preparing, salvaging, or caring for a client's meat;                                      
10                 (2)  packing trophies; and                                                                              
11                 (3)  packing camping equipment.                                                                         
12            (b)  For training purposes established by the board in regulation, a person who                              
13       is not licensed under this chapter may assist in providing the guide services of field                            
14       preparation of trophies, stalking, pursuing, tracking, killing, or attempting to kill big                         
01       game, and using guiding or outfitting equipment, including spotting scopes and                                    
02       firearms, for the benefit of a hunter. An unlicensed person may only assist in                                    
03       providing a guide service under this subsection if a licensed registered guide-outfitter,                         
04       class-A assistant guide, or assistant guide is physically present and the class-A                                 
05       assistant guide or assistant guide is employed by and under the supervision of the                                
06       registered guide-outfitter who contracted for the big game hunt.                                                  
07            (c)  A person who does not hold a license issued under this chapter may                                      
08       provide or assist in providing the services identified under this section only if the                             
09       person meets requirements adopted by the board. A person who provides or assists in                               
10       providing guide services under this section may receive compensation for providing                                
11       the services.                                                                                                     
12    * Sec. 2. AS 08.54.720(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
13            (a)  It is unlawful for a                                                                                    
14                 (1)  person who is licensed under this chapter to knowingly fail to                                     
15       promptly report, unless a reasonable means of communication is not reasonably                                     
16       available, to the Department of Public Safety, and in no event later than 20 days, a                              
17       violation of a state or federal wildlife or game, guiding, or transportation services                             
18       statute or regulation that the person reasonably believes was committed by a client or                            
19       an employee of the person;                                                                                        
20                 (2)  person who is licensed under this chapter to intentionally obstruct                                
21       or hinder or attempt to obstruct or hinder lawful hunting engaged in by a person who                              
22       is not a client of the person;                                                                                    
23                 (3)  class-A assistant guide or an assistant guide to knowingly guide a                                 
24       big game hunt except while employed and supervised by a registered guide-outfitter;                               
25                 (4)  person who holds any class of guide license or transporter license                                 
26       to knowingly enter or remain on private, state, or federal land without prior                                     
27       authorization during the course of providing big game hunting services or                                         
28       transportation services;                                                                                          
29                 (5)  registered guide-outfitter to knowingly engage in providing big                                    
30       game hunting services outside of                                                                                  
31                      (A)  a game management unit for which the registered guide-                                        
01            outfitter is certified; or                                                                                   
02                      (B)  a use area for which the registered guide-outfitter is                                        
03            registered under AS 08.54.750 unless the registration requirement for the area                               
04            has been suspended by the Department of Fish and Game;                                                       
05                 (6)  person to knowingly guide without having a current registered                                      
06       guide-outfitter, class-A assistant guide, or assistant guide license and a valid Alaska                           
07       hunting license in actual possession;                                                                             
08                 (7)  registered guide-outfitter to knowingly fail to comply with                                        
09       AS 08.54.610(e);                                                                                                  
10                 (8)  person who is licensed under this chapter to knowingly                                             
11                      (A)  commit or aid in the commission of a violation of this                                        
12            chapter, a regulation adopted under this chapter, or a state or federal wildlife or                          
13            game statute or regulation; or                                                                               
14                      (B)  permit the commission of a violation of this chapter, a                                       
15            regulation adopted under this chapter, or a state or federal wildlife or game                                
16            statute or regulation that the person knows or reasonably believes is being or                               
17            will be committed without                                                                                    
18                           (i)  attempting to prevent it, short of using force; and                                      
19                           (ii)  reporting the violation;                                                                
20                 (9)  person without a current registered guide-outfitter license to                                     
21       knowingly guide, advertise as a registered guide-outfitter, or represent to be a                                  
22       registered guide-outfitter, except as provided by AS 08.54.635;                                               
23                 (10)  person without a current master guide-outfitter license to                                        
24       knowingly advertise as, or represent to be, a master guide-outfitter;                                             
25                 (11)  person without a current registered guide-outfitter license to                                    
26       knowingly outfit a big game hunt, provide outfitting services, advertise as an outfitter                          
27       of big game hunts, or represent to be an outfitter of big game hunts;                                             
28                 (12)  person to knowingly provide transportation services to big game                                   
29       hunters without holding a current registered guide-outfitter license or transporter                               
30       license;                                                                                                          
31                 (13)  person without a current transporter license to knowingly                                         
01       advertise as, or represent to be, a transporter;                                                                  
02                 (14)  class-A assistant guide or an assistant guide to knowingly contract                               
03       to guide or outfit a hunt;                                                                                        
04                 (15)  person licensed under this chapter to knowingly violate a state                                   
05       statute or regulation prohibiting waste of a wild food animal or hunting on the same                              
06       day airborne;                                                                                                     
07                 (16)  person to knowingly provide big game hunting services or                                          
08       transportation services during the period for which the person's license to provide that                          
09       service is suspended or revoked;                                                                                  
10                 (17)  registered guide-outfitter, except in the defense of life or property,                            
11       to knowingly personally take                                                                                      
12                      (A)  big game while accompanying a client in the field; or                                         
13                      (B)  a species of big game if the registered guide-outfitter is                                    
14            under contract with a client to provide a guided hunt for that species of big                                
15            game and the client is in the field;                                                                         
16                 (18)  person who is licensed as a registered guide-outfitter, a class-A                                 
17       assistant guide, or an assistant guide, except in the defense of life or property, to                             
18       knowingly personally take big game while a client of the registered guide-outfitter by                            
19       whom the person is employed is in the field unless the person is not participating in,                            
20       supporting, or otherwise assisting in providing big game hunting services to a client of                          
21       the registered guide-outfitter by whom the person is employed; or                                                 
22                 (19)  person who is licensed as a transporter, or who provides                                          
23       transportation services under a transporter license, to knowingly accompany or remain                             
24       in the field with a big game hunter who is a client of the person except as necessary to                          
25       perform the specific duties of embarking or disembarking big game hunters, their                                  
26       equipment, or big game animals harvested by hunters; this paragraph does not apply to                             
27       a person who holds both a transporter license and a registered guide-outfitter license                            
28       issued under this chapter when the person has a contract to provide guiding services                              
29       for the client.                                                                                                   
30    * Sec. 3. AS 08.54.740(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
31            (a)  A registered guide-outfitter who contracts to guide or outfit a big game                                
01       hunt is equally responsible under AS 08.54.710 for a violation of a state or federal                              
02       wildlife or game or guiding statute or regulation committed by a person while the                             
03       person provides guide services for the guide-outfitter under AS 08.54.635 or                                  
04       during [IN] the course of the person's employment for the registered guide-outfitter.                         
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